This Is What It Takes to Get Met Gala-Ready

Getting red carpet-ready is one thing, but getting Met Gala–ready is another beast completely. The weekend-long ordeal involves countless masks, manis, root touchups, and treatments. (So if you thought your beauty routine was ridiculous before a night out, think again.) Scroll to see Madonna, Chrissy Teigen, Solange Knowles, and more give sneak peeks into their looks for fashion’s biggest night of the year.

Ashley Graham
The model posted her mid-facial looks on Snapchat with her go-to aesthetician Mzia Shiman, also brightening her teeth with an at-home Crest whitening light.

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Photo: Ashley Graham via Snapchat

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Madonna
The superstar shared her pre-makeup, post-skincare face — which is glowing, thanks to a mask from her own skincare brand, MDNA.

Stella McCartney
The British designer and her friend Kate Hudson, whom she is dressing for the night, prepped with gold sheet masks.

Solange Knowles
Teasing her beauty look, Solange stayed on-theme with inspiration from Rei Kawakubo, whose work is displayed by the Costume Institute.

Hailey Baldwin
The model opted for gold eye masks, showing her beauty prep on Instagram stories.

Kate Bosworth
With the artistry of makeup artist Pati Dubroff, the model and actress showed off the early elements of her beauty look. She went with a bold lip and a freshly platinum dye job in a silvery shade.

Taylor Hill
The Victoria’s Secret model started the day fresh-faced, with a Naked juice.

Mindy Kaling
Teasing her dress and beauty looks, Mindy wore NARS makeup and opted for a Prabal Gurung gown.

Jourdan Dunn
The model prepped her skin with a sheet mask and teased that she plans to wear H&M on the red carpet.

Doutzen Kroes
After seeing her pinned-up curls, we’ll be looking out for some loose beach waves on the red carpet from this Victoria’s Secret model.

Stella Maxwell
The model went all in, wearing a creamy face mask in a public bathroom.

Mandy Moore
While prepping her skin with a sheet mask, Moore teased just a bit of her look in the next slide photo: a delicate finger cuff with diamonds.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Will they or won’t they be there?

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